Alone

When someone asked Nash what he thought of Red Rock he said that it was lonely. Heidi said that the best part of the race was the running with friends.

Hm.

I didn’t feel lonely. Nor did I miss my friends.

I ran with random people for the first two miles (give or take) and then with Sara from around 9 to 15. So I was by myself for about two thirds of the run. But I didn’t think about whether I was alone or not. I just ran. And looked at the trail.

I don’t feel lonely when I go out for a 16 mile training run through the back country. I can feel lonely when I’m sitting at home, but not really on the trails.

There’s always something to see: a view, a flower, or just the trail in front.

Nothing wrong with running in a group. That’s fun too. But I tend to miss the flowers that way. It’s easier to see nature when I’m alone.

I look at pictures of myself over the years when I’m running alone in races. I look happy.

Big Sur Marathon 2005 White River 50M 2009 Red Rock Mar 2013

What’s Nash talking about?

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3 Responses to “Alone”

  1. Adger Says:

    Where’s the picture of you “Alone” with the buffalo?

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